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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | C |  Constitutions, State

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– acceptable for local measures but do not work with weak Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– U.S. Constitution violates amendment procedure [3 references]

– assemblymen usually have one-year terms [1 reference]

– closely related to people [1 reference]

– and bill of rights [5 references]

– clergy restricted from officeholding by [2 references]

– created when Americans wanted to protect individual liberty [1 reference]

– and definition of treason [2 references]

– destitute of federal features [1 reference]

– dissimilar and discordant principles of [1 reference]

– each differs with respect to terms of legislature [1 reference]

– failure to grant powers to Congress [1 reference]

– federal law superior to [1 reference]

– and freedom of press [2 references]

– given all powers not reserved [3 references]

– Maryland method of electing state senators used for U.S. President [2 references]

– one prohibits poll taxes [1 reference]

– praised [4 references]

– preserve natural rights [1 reference]

– should be studied and taught to each generation [1 reference]

– should have no bearing on federal biennial elections [1 reference]

– and standing army [3 references]

– state legislatures violate [1 reference]

– states should bring their governments more in line with U.S. Constitution [1 reference]

– U.S. Constitution compared to [3 references]

– U.S. Constitution endangers [7 references]

– U.S. Constitution guarantees that they will remain [1 reference]

– U.S. Constitution inconsistent with principles of [1 reference]

– U.S. Constitution preserves rights of people more than [2 references]

– will not be able to check Congress under U.S. Constitution [1 reference]

See Also

See also Massachusetts constitution (1780)